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The Space of Nature – Space to move…

Somatic Movement / Responsive Dance workshops

Four 4hrs sessions of Somatic Movement / Responsive Dance on Embodiment and Ecological Integration.

Somatic Movement offers an experiential investigation of body systems and developmental movements. Responsive-dance opens a creative process in which we can discover our own capability for movement and resilience in connection to ourselves, other humans, and the environment. Experience, knowledge, and the process of growth are all interconnected in an integrative approach to unfold our movement and for development to exist.

This course offers a study of the evolutionary origin of movement by exploring the movement patterns we developed since the early stages of our lives in order to relate and act into the world. During these sessions we will focus on integrating them with the way we move in the present. This will facilitate a process of finding knowledge and support for our movement qualities, postures and shapes in space.

Each session will be dedicated to a specific aspect of how we move and the origins of our movements:

Proposed themes of the four workshops:
Friday 24th June 16.30-20.30 – Embryological movement and breath.
Friday 1st July 16.30- 20.30 – Animal relationship to movement patterns and reflexes.
Friday 8th July 16.30-20.30 – Movement patterns and Body Systems
Saturday 9th July 14:30- 18.30 – Embodiment, social contexts and ecological integration.

*Whether it will be possible, part of the session will be held in the beautiful Salisbury garden. Please wear comfortable clothes and layers to adjust to different spaces.

Booking in advance is essential.

To register your attendance please contact monica: imprevistodanza@gmail.com
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Participation is open to everyone, and attendance is by donation.
Suggested donation: £30 per workshop, all 4 sessions £105
40% donations will be offered to the Salisbury Centre.

To donate:
Either bring cash on the day
Or Donate (using “Somatic Movement” as REFERENCE) via : www.salisburycentre.org/donate

(Nobody will be turned away for lack of funding, yet donations allow us to run affordable events for everyone, and to support both the facilitator and the Salisbury Centre)


Monica’s bio:
Monica De Ioanni (she/her) is an environment and movement advocate, dance artist and performance maker. With extensive experience in artistic-environmental projects in the community she performs and creates work both in the UK and internationally.
Monica continually deepens her knowledge of the body, voice, rhythm, and ecology, and she is interested in developing multidisciplinary and inclusive approaches in performing art and education. She is also interested in research, experimentation, and the meeting of cultures through her theatre practice. Monica was co-founder, company dancer and community dance developer of LaNua – Movement and Improvisation (2004 – 2014). She is qualified in Infant Developmental Movement (IDME) and Somatic Movement Education (SME) with The School of Body-Mind Centering, BMCSM. She is a professional member of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association, ISMETA.
More info about Monica visit WWW.IMPREVISTODANZA.COM